May 27 Email to Students

May 27, 2015

Dear New Wake Forest Student,

I hope this email finds you well, and enjoying the final days of your high school careers or early days of summer!  We trust you have received your copy of Forestry 101 and are enjoying browsing its contents!  Remember that the information in Forestry 101 is also available on newstudents.wfu.edu and at http://wfu.tizrapublisher.com/forestry-101/.

Today’s email has information about Project Wake, the WFU marching band, and important reminders of some things you need to do in upcoming weeks to be ready to register during the week of July 13.  (All previous emails can be found at http://newstudents.wfu.edu/parents/communications-to-students-from-the-office-of-academic-advising/ ). 

PROJECT WAKE: EXPLORING DIFFERENCE, EMBRACING DIVERSITY

As you will know if you’ve already read Forestry 101, Wake Forest has a long tradition of incoming students engaging in a common reading or academic project.   Please go tohttp://newstudents.wfu.edu/summer-academic-project/ to view information about this year’s project, the list of 2015 summer reading options, and instructions for signing up. This will be an exciting opportunity to participate in a discussion led by a Wake Forest faculty or staff member and to meet other new students interested in the same book:  don’t miss out!

ANYONE PLAY A BAND INSTRUMENT?

The Spirit of the Old Gold and Black Marching Band invites all students interested in membership to join for the 2015-2016 season.  If you have previously played a band instrument or participated in a band auxiliary unit, we would love to have you join us this year. Prior marching experience is beneficial but NOT required.  For band information e-mail Dr. Kevin Bowen, Director of Bands, at bowenck@nullwfu.edu.

STEPS TO PREPARE FOR FALL REGISTRATION

1)    The Directed Self-Placement (DSP):  The prompt and readings for the Directed Self-Placement for Writing will be posted on June 1 at http://college.wfu.edu/writingprogram/directed-self-placement.  You can learn more about the purpose and process behind the DSP at any time at this same link. The DSP is due June 12.  Please direct questions about the DSP to dsp@nullwfu.edu.

2) By June 12, request that the AP and IB scores be submitted to Wake Forest.  See http://newstudents.wfu.edu/planning-for-registration/incoming-credits/.

3)    The Course Preference Survey (CPS):  You received an email with a link to this survey on May 15.  This survey will walk you through the information and decisions you need to be able to complete the first round of registration during the week of July 13.   IMPORTANT: Although you should start working on the CPS as soon as possible, do not submit ituntil after you have completed Round I of registration.  It is due July 17.

4)    The Foreign Language Placement (FLP) Test:  take this test for any foreign language you studied in high school.  If your native language is not English might be exempt.  Seehttp://newstudents.wfu.edu/planning-for-registration/foreignlanguage/.

5) In your housing application, you are asked about interest in WFU’s exciting Learning Communities:  Contact Dean Boyle (boyle@nullwfu.edu) by June 20 if you have any questions about these communities.

These steps to prepare for registration are also summarized at http://newstudents.wfu.edu/planning-for-registration/.  As you think about course choices for the fall, if you have any questions, please see the many ways you can contact us for help in Foresty 101, p. 72  or at http://newstudents.wfu.edu/advising/ (bottom of page, section titled “Questions?  We have people for that.”).

Finally, just a quick list of approaching June deadlines in chronological order.  Please note that the deadlines in my email of May 6 were incorrect; please use the dates below. 

By June 1

o   Wilderness to Wake Pre-Orientation Application (optional)

 By June 12

o   Submit Housing and Dining application

o   Directed Self-Placement Assessment

o   Contact College Board to submit AP scores

o   Submit IB scores

Please also remember to:

o   Authorize Third-Party Payers on DEACaccount  (http://finance.wfu.edu/sfs/deac)

Please contact us at 336.758.3320 or undergraduateadvising@nullwfu.edu if you have any questions!  And if you would like to ask questions of a student adviser, you can emailAskAnSA@nullwfu.edu.

All the best,

Dean Buchanan
Christy M. Buchanan, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Academic Advising